Changing the layout of your meeting
In version 41.4 and later of Cisco Webex Meetings you have several ways that you can set and customize your video layout. Your video layout options depend on the device you use to connect to the meeting or event, how many people attend, and whether or not anyone shares content. There are advantages to using each of the available video layout options and you can customize your layout at any time.
Video Layout Settings
There are ways you can customize your layout that can help you better keep track of what's going on in your meeting or event. Want to make sure you know everyone's name? Set them to always appear. Want to see only those who share their video? Hide anyone who doesn't share their video.
To learn more about the ways you can adjust some of your layout settings, see the following articles:
Show or Hide Names in Thumbnail Videos in Webex Meetings and Webex Events
Hide or Show Non-Video Participants During Webex Meetings and Webex Events
Switch your Video Layout View
There are different video layout views that you can use to focus on the content that's important to you. The device you used to join the meeting determines which of the views you can choose. When you use the Webex Meetings desktop or web app, you can choose from the following views:
Grid view—Useful when you want to divide your attention across a lot of speakers in a large meeting.
Stack view—Useful when you want to see other participants appear above the active speaker or shared content.
Side by side view—Useful when you want to see participants appear next to the active speaker or shared content.
Full-screen view—Useful when you want to float panels and scale them freely, or drag them to another monitor.
The stage is a customizable area that allows you to focus on the content in a meeting or event that matters to you. By default, the stage shows the active speaker or shared content. Up to six other participants appear outside in the filmstrip. The stage is available when you select Stack view or Side by side view from the Layout menu in the desktop or web app (see screenshot 2 for Stage views, screenshot 1 for Layout menu).
Customize the Stage
You can further customize your stage to suit your needs. For more information on how you can customize your stage, see the following articles: